Timelines in Cuban Art
Selections from the Rodriguez Collection
Donation to the MAR JCC from the Rodriguez Collection
The Kendall Art Cultural Center is proud to donate a piece from the Rodríguez Collection by artist Pedro Ávila Gendis, to the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center's Visual Arts Department. The donation of the work represents future collaboration between both institutions, as well as an acknowledgement of the MAR JCC continued work towards bringing art to their community. Both the Kendall Art Center and the MAR JCC are dedicated to serving their community through the education and the exchange of art, culture and ideas.
The Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching Jewish life by fostering its members' spiritual, emotional, and physical development through all of life's stages and circumstances.
The Rodriguez Collection is privately financed by Leo Rodriguez and his family and is one of Miami's largest, privately owned Cuban contemporary art collections. The collection reflects significant artistic developments in contemporary art by established artists from Cuba, the U.S., and abroad.
The Kendall Art Center in collaboration with Gustavo Scarrone, the director of the Visual Arts Department and the Visual Arts Academy at the MAR JCC, the exhibition "Timelines in Cuban Art: Selections from The Rodríguez Collection" brings together a carefully selected group of Cuban artists to create a special overview of contemporary Cuban art spanning almost 50 years. Touching on different aspects of art-making, media, style and subject matter, "Timelines" explores art's ability to communicate ideas, experiences, and cultural exchange. Kendall Art Center (KAC) aims to educate and create an ongoing dialogue with the public in the concepts of contemporary art and its role in society. By exhibiting the work of emerging, established, international and local artists, KAC fosters education that stimulates critical thinking and art appreciation.
Pedro Ávila Gendis, Paisajes Sublime series, 2012
Donation to the MARJCC